Another great initiative taken by UP government for students
Schools days are indeed golden days of our life. But bags are full of books can sometime create problems for children. It seems that UP government want students to do well in non academic activities too. The state government is planning to declare Saturdays as “no-bag day” in all government-run primary and secondary schools in order to promote extra-curricular activities among students.
The government hopes the move will help in personality development of students and improve student-teacher interaction.
Proposal was discussed in high profile meeting
This proposal was discussed during a high-level meeting with officials of secondary and basic education departments with Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who is also the minister for secondary and higher education. Secondary Education department official was quoted saying,”At present, classes are held on all working days and students get very little time for joyful activities in schools. Also, many schools lack adequate facilities in this regard. The government will also make required arrangements.”
Sharma directed officials to ensure teachers are not asked to take up other tasks except for those related to census, elections and natural calamity.
The government also decided to start co-education in boys’ secondary schools. This is aimed at increasing accesses to education for those students for whom otherwise schools are far from their residence. However, girls’ secondary schools would be only for girls, stated the government order.
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